REVIEW: Audience taken on a magical journey

Alice in Wonderland at the Embassy Theatre.
Alice in Wonderland at the Embassy Theatre.

This week, Eileen Chantry has reviewed Lisa Jay Productions show Alice in Wonderland...

The audience were taken on a magical journey to wonderland at the Embassy when Lisa Jay Productions staged Alice in Wonderland Jnr based on the 1951 Disney film.

Eryn Hurdman gave a compelling performance as small Alice. Equally compelling was Rebecca Cram as Tall Alice whilst Chloe Bray, Casey Jane Barker, Maddison Lyons and Ruby Mclennan shared the role over two nights as Medium Alice.

On her journey Alice meets an assortment of characters who all captured the essence of this well loved story.

There were some clever sequences and particularly impressive was the caterpillar (Poppy Mclennen) emerging as a butterfly and the deck of cards routine was also very well done.

It is difficult to mention everyone in such a large cast but special mention must be made of Cameron Garrill as the White Rabbit, Joseph Hall the Mad Hatter, Ellan Elliott the March Hare, Ashley Walker and Jake Tomlinson as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee and Kelly Walton who commanded attention as The Queen of Hearts.

Two well known numbers Zip a Dee Doo Dah and Simon Says were performed with great gusto by a large cast featuring all ages from tiny tots to adults. Colourful costumes, special lighting and the enthusiasm of all the cast combined in briniging this classic children’s story to life.